Hadrien Viraben, a doctoral candidate at the University of Rouen, was awarded the 2015 Terra Foundation International Essay Prize.
Hadrien Viraben, a doctoral candidate at the University of Rouen, was awarded the 2015 Terra Foundation International Essay Prize.

Terra Foundation International Essay Prize

The Terra Foundation for American Art has awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum a three-year grant to administer a biennial prize which recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-US citizen working in the field of historical American art. The aim of the award is to stimulate and actively support non-US scholars working on American art topics, foster the international exchange of new ideas, and create a broad, culturally comparative dialogue on American art. Manuscripts should advance the understanding of American art, demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize winner will be given the opportunity to work toward publication in American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s scholarly journal. The winner will also receive a $1,000 cash award and a travel stipend of up to $3,000 to give a presentation in Washington, DC, and meet with museum staff and fellows.

These awards are administered by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For more information about deadlines, eligibility, application procedures, and funding, please visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum website:
http://americanart.si.edu/research/awards/terra/

Past Recipients

2015

Hadrien Viraben, Université de Rouen
“Achille Segard Interviews Mary Cassatt: A Living Master of Impressionism, Her Biographer, and the General Audience”

2014

John Fagg, University of Birmingham
“Bedpans and Gibson Girls: Clutter and Matter in John Sloan’s Graphic Art”

2013

Edyta Frelik, Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin
“Ad Reinhart: Painter as Writer”

2012

Sophie Cras, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
“Art as Investment and ‘Artistic Shareholding’ Experiments in the 1960s”

2011

Alex J. Taylor, University of Oxford
“Unstable Motives: Propaganda, Politics, and the Late Work of Alexander Calder”

2010

Sergio Cortesini, University of Cassino
“Unseen Canvasses: Italian Painters and Fascist Myths across the American Scene”